Positions Available

July 10 @ 9am-5pm

Training is 5 Alarm Leadership

Instructor: Chief Rick Lasky (ret.) a 40-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years, prior to that as Fire Chief in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Most recently, he was interim Chief for the Trophy Club (TX) Fire Department. Rick followed in his father’s footsteps beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and while in Illinois received the 1996 International Society of Fire Service Instructors “Innovator of the Year” award for his part in developing the “Saving Our Own” program. Throughout his 30-plus years in the fire service, he has served as a career and volunteer firefighter. He served as the co-lead instructor for the H.O.T. Firefighter Survival program at FDIC for over 10 years, is a long-standing editorial advisory board member for Fire Engineering Magazine and also serves on the FDIC advisory board. Rick is the author of the best-selling books “Pride and Ownership-A Firefighter’s Love of the Job” and “Five Alarm Leadership: From the Firehouse to the Fireground”. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.

Five Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership with Real People: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders and Successors

This program is designed to look at the leadership traits of the successful and not so successful fire service leader. What works and what doesn’t. What it means to define core values. How to build relationships and confidence in your firefighters. It also looks at what we’re all about, why private corporations are struggling and how to march forward and fight for a better and safer fire service.

Whether you are a firefighter, the newest engine lieutenant or the most senior battalion chief in your department, your leadership skills and abilities are vital to the operations of your department or company. Firehouse conflicts, operational difficulties and the daily routine can be handled professionally or you can fly by the seat of your pants. Join Chief Rick Lasky as he talks about the problems and solutions he has faced in his quarter century with the fire service and how he handled them. No officer is exempt from bumps in the road and the best way to handle trouble is to train! This IS where the rubber meets the road.

Leadership Skills for Company Officers

This second program of the Five Alarm Leadership series is all about the issues and responsibilities that officers handle every day. We all spend much more time managing firehouse issues and dealing with our firefighters than we do fighting fires. Shouldn’t we spend some time preparing for these tasks so our fire station environment is as successful as our fireground operations? Join Chief Rick Lasky as he discusses issues such as:

  • The Engine & Truck Officer:
    • Roll Call; Setting Up and Planning Your Day
    • Riding / Tool Assignments
    • Company Training & “Quick Drills”
    • Communications: Shift to Shift – “Pass It On” – Up & Down the Ladder
  • Your Firefighter’s First Day: The Company Officer’s Role
  • Your Company Officer’s First Day: The Chief’s Role
  • Values – Vision – Mission
  • Performance Evaluations; “The Gold Book” – Coaching – Uniforms
  • Awards; Records of Exceptional Performance
  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Situational Leadership Workshop

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Location: Drury Plaza North/Stone Oak 823 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78232